I am looking for a BOOK COVER. I want to make sure that the cover looks good on the physical book (6.75 in X 9.5 in), but it also MUST look good as an AMAZON thumbnail. (Note: Amazon prints tiny, medium, and large thumbnails -- it must look good in the medium and large size)
What does "look good" mean to me?
a) the title should be *legible*. This is important
Social Entrepreneurs and Life's Buffet:
Design Your Life, Change the World.
KEY PHRASES in the title are
"Social Entrepreneurs" <-- people who invent social ideas to help change the world
"Design Your Life" <-- the idea is that you can balance your desire to DO GOOD and still make a good living
b) ideally, the cover suggests some kind of growth (a plant?), or hope, or change. There is a strong theme of "innovation" in the book, too.
Two examples of covers that I like, because they are legible as Amazon thumbnails are:
1) Ten Ways to Change the World in Your Twenties ... (Libuse Binder) It's "clean," suggests "change," and is legible.
2) "Building Social Enterprises: The New Kind of Capitalism that Serves ... " (M. Yunus)
What I like about this is how both the author's name (Yunus) and the Title stand out. I like the dark and light contrasting fields, too. I want my title to be legible (much less so my name) and this format could work.
Include my name for now, John Doe is fine